River District businesses growing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - While downtown Fort Myers will be "dead" this weekend with the arrival of Zombicon 2011, it's actually very much alive. From new restaurants to clothing stores, ..
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Edison president speaks out about controversies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Dr. Kenneth Walker, president of Edison State College, has released the following statement, Friday afternoon, after this week's controversies: "My understanding ..
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'Zombiecon' attempts to break world record

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers hopes to set a ghoulish world record tomorrow night. Living dead look-alikes will take over the downtown streets for Zombicon 2011. The event, now in i..
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Suspicious device located on Pine Ridge Rd.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A suspcious device has been found under a vehicle at the Noodles restaurant, located on Pine Ridge Road in the Mission Sqaure Plaza.Customers in the shopping ..
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Man pleads guilty to Charlotte bank robberies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. - United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces that Kevin Franklin Stone, 48, of Tampa, Friday pleaded guilty to armed bank robbery and using a firearm durin..
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Fall Festival helping preserve Lakes Park

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lakes Park is being transformed into an full-out fall fairground. But there's a little more backbone to this group of scarecrows. Proceeds for the event are..
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Car dealership fined for Buchanan contributions

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A federal court has fined an auto dealership formerly co-owned by Florida congressman Vern Buchanan for a scheme to reimburse employees for political contributions to ..
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Fort Myers High celebrates 100 yrs. at homecoming

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers High School is celebrating its centennial. The school started 100  years ago this month, and students and alums are celebrating at Homecoming on F..
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Students 'fire' Edison State College president

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Some students at Edison State College are taking on a bold task...removing the School President. A letter circulating around campus calls for Kenneth Walker to b..
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Former Fla. police chief gets 1 year in jail

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The former police chief of the Orlando suburb where Tiger Woods lived and had infamous auto accident has been sentenced to a year in jail for official miscondu..
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Brennan takes challenges of bull riding in stide

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Nineth grade Riverdale High School student, Lane Brennan, discussed the challenges of bull riding with Kyle Jordan Friday morning. "Invasion of the Bulls" is taki..
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Family Options of Florida is here to help

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Any mom or dad will tell you, being a parent can be a full-time job, but what about when the tables are turned and children become caregivers for their aging pare..
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Governor Scott visits Immokalee Technical Center

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

IMMOKALEE, Fla.- Governor Rick Scott used a trip to the Immokalee Technical Center today to tout his 2012 Job Creation and Economic Growth Agenda. The state is facing a revenue bud..
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Ramirez pleads not guilty to domestic battery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Former baseball star Manny Ramirez has pleaded not guilty to a domestic battery charge involving his wife.    Ramirez's attorney filed t..
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Crist's coziness with Dems stirs comeback rumors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - When former Gov. Charlie Crist left the Republican Party, it was pretty clear there was no turning back.    Not only did the party establish..
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LCSO: Beware of travelling trouble

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A cool breeze, low humidity and the return of friends and neighbors from up north can only mean one thing; fall has once again arrived in Southwest Florida. Unfor..
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Man jumps from 2nd story, caught by cops

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A suspect jumped from a second story apartment, only to be nabbed by Cape Police on battery and narcotics charges. On Thursday at 10:00am, Cape Coral Police respo..
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Detectives looking for serial rapist in Ocala

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Marion County officials are searching for a man they believe to be a serial rapist.    Detectives say the suspect has raped three women since July..
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Exchange company could bring 2K jobs to Collier

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

NAPLES, Fla. - One of the nation's largest exchange companies is looking to relocate their offices, and local leaders are pitching SWFL as an ideal destination. Chicago Mercan..
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Ft. Myers Police arrest 5 in prostitution sting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Thursday, October 13, 2011 the Fort Myers Police Department’s Special Investigations Group with the assistance of uniformed officers conducted a prostitu..
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